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12:15 PM ET, July 12, 2007

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Luke / Reach Students blog:
Facebook advertising brings poor results  —  Facebook is the website du jour, but in Reach Students' experience it delivers appalling ad clickthroughs.  —  We've run four targeted campaigns this year using its flyer ads, and each time the results have been disappointing.
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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
FACEBOOK: $6 BILLION?  NAH.  —  Look.  If you're Facebook, why on earth would you sell to Microsoft for $6 billion if you didn't sell to Yahoo for $1 Billion last year?  You just wouldn't.  You don't NEED anyone right now.  Do you?  Mark and his senior team has probably already been …
Discussion: Todd Watson and Techdirt
Steve O'Hear / ZDNet:
Facebook, show us the money
Discussion: Searchviews and Mashable!
Xavier / notebooks.com:
Logitech MX Air Mouse - Gesture Based Navigation for Notebooks  —  Logitech is introducing an innovative wireless mouse that works on a desk or in the air.  The Logitech MX Air Rechargeable Cordless Air Mouse let's users control multimedia playback or any other mouse function with in-air hand gestures.
Discussion: Mobility Site
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content.nejm.org:
Thunderstorms and iPods — Not a Good iDea  —  To the Editor: The potential for permanent hearing loss due to prolonged use of personal stereo equipment, such as portable compact-disk or MP3 players, at high decibel levels has been well described in the literature.1 We have recently become aware …
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ACCC home:
ACCC alleges misleading and deceptive conduct by Trading Post and Google  —  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted legal proceedings in the Federal Court, Sydney, against Trading Post Australia Pty Ltd, Google Inc, Google Ireland Limited and Google Australia Pty …
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Mark Schliebs / NEWS.com.au:
Watchdog takes Google to court
Discussion: Search Engine Land and TechCrunch
Matt / Burning Questions:
FeedBurner Integration for Blogspot Blogs  —  Hot on the heels of last week's much-ballyhooed free FeedBurner for everyone, we are very excited to announce the immediate availability of one-click redirection for Blogger Blogspot blogs (note our fine use of both alliteration and first syllable congruence).
Roughly Drafted:
Leopard, Vista and the iPhone OS X Architecture  —  A number of people are working to crack open the iPhone in order to use it on alternative mobile networks or to modify its software or install their own.  What they are finding is more interesting to me because it reveals hints …
Discussion: Channel 9
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ZDNet:
SECURITY THREATS TOOLKIT
Discussion: AppleInsider
Chris Kohler / Game | Life:
Analysis: E3 Conferences and the Status Quo  —  Nothing really happened at this year's E3.  Probably because, as we've been saying ad nauseum, this isn't really E3 at all.  We weren't really sure what it was going to be, but as it turns out it's a bunch of "Gamer's Day" …
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David Aaronovitch / Times of London:
Xbox price set to drop in war with Wii console
Wall Street Journal:
Whole Foods Is Hot, Wild Oats a Dud — So Said 'Rahodeb'  —  Then Again, Yahoo Poster  —  Was a Whole Foods Staffer,  —  The CEO to Be Precise  —  In January 2005, someone using the name "Rahodeb" went online to a Yahoo stock-market forum and posted this opinion: No company …
Yahoo! Search Blog:
May I Suggest...  ...A faster way to find what you're looking for.  Introducing Search Suggest on Yahoo.com.  —  It works like this: When you do a search on Yahoo!, you'll automatically be given suggestions based on what you have typed - as you're typing.  So, not only does this limit …
Deborah Fallows / Pew Internet:
China's Online Population Explosion  —  There are now an estimated 137 million internet users in China, second in number only to the United States, where estimates of the current internet population range from 165 million to 210 million.  The growth rate of China's internet user population …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Warner streams entire catalog of music for free on imeem  —  Warner Music Group is offering its entire music and video catalog for free streaming on imeem, a Web site focused on letting users share music playlists.  —  The music is currently live on the San Francisco startup's Web site, the company told VentureBeat Wednesday evening.
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook VC: We're Investing in Facebook Apps Too  —  For Facebook application developers, not all VCs are created equal...at least when it comes to the support they can lend your company if they also happen to, say, sit on the board of Facebook itself.  —  That's the position Jim Breyer …
Jason Shellen / shellen dot com:
My time at Google, by the numbers  —  I joined Google as part of the Blogger acquisition in February 2003.  There were only six of us on the Pyra Labs team and we were Google's first acquisition*.  Google was only about 600 employees strong.  There were times when we felt like royalty …
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Greek spying case uncovers first phone switch rootkit  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - A highly sophisticated spying operation that tapped into the mobile phones of Greece's prime minister and other top government officials has highlighted weaknesses in telecommunications systems …
Discussion: textually.org
Canada NewsWire Group:
First Book Ever Written Using Mobile Phone is Published  —  Italian author Robert Bernocco has amazed the literary world by publishing the world's first book written using a mobile phone.  Bernocco published it on Lulu.com, the online marketplace for digital content and brain-child of Canadian businessman, Bob Young.
Discussion: Pocket Picks, EMAC and mocoNews.net
Chris Williams / The Register:
BBC Trust to hear open sourcers' iPlayer gripes  —  Exclusive The BBC Trust has asked to meet open source advocates to discuss their complaints over the corporation's Windows-only on demand broadband TV service, iPlayer.  —  The development came less than 48 hours after a meeting between …
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Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
IBM Releases AIX 6 Beta to the Masses
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BBC:
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zunescene.com:
Paid Zune Sharing: Patent Pending
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Associated Press:
Sony BMG sues CD software firm
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
WeShow: Human Powered Video Directory
MJMurphy TechNet / Michael J. Murphy's WebLog:
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Microsoft:
Microsoft's "Games for Windows" Takes Center Stage at E3 2007
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
The GPL and Software as a Service
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Tailgate: Fully Transactional Web 2.0 Banners
CNN:
UPDATE EU Clears Terra Firma's Proposed GBP2.4 Billion EMI Takeover
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Hotlinking Images for SEO
Mark Glaser / MediaShift:
Digging Deeper::Topix Capitalizes on Forums, Reaches Rural Areas
Discussion: Social Media
Jonathan M. Gitlin / Ars Technica:
At the races with the Kangaroo TV
Stuart Dredge / Tech Digest:
Get set for Apple's Yellow Submarine Beatles iPod
Kemp Powers / Reuters:
Nintendo Wii may be scarce for holidays
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My iPhone Confession; AT&T has more coming
 

 
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